Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and by Frank W. Walbank

By Frank W. Walbank

This quantity includes nineteen very important essays concerning the Greek historian Polybius via Professor F.W. Walbank, the well-known authority at the topic. The essays care for Polybius as a historian, together with his perspectives on Rome and with many historic subject matters for which he's the crucial resource. a considerable creation offers a serious account of labor performed on Polybius over the past twenty-five years. The ebook can be of detailed significance to scholars of Republican Rome and the Hellenistic international and likewise to someone drawn to historiography.

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War Elephants (New Vanguard, Volume 150) by Konstantin Nossov

By Konstantin Nossov

Elephants were deployed as guns for hundreds of years, fairly in South and South-East Asia, the place warfare elephants constituted the majority of such a lot armies within the zone from antiquity correct as much as the nineteenth century. This e-book deals an perception into the magnificent background of those "living tanks," concentrating on the layout of the gear and armament that made them so terrifying, rather the improvement and constitution of the combating tower.

The writer, Konstantin S. Nossov is going directly to hint the conflict background of conflict elephants, from their deployment opposed to Alexander the Great's military on the conflict of Gaugamela, via to their use within the nineteenth century via the myriad armies of South-East Asia, for all time reading the conflict formation and strategies of warfare elephants in motion and the way those strategies replaced through the years. He then is going directly to study the main recognized motion that battle elephants took half in, Hannibal's dramatic march over the Alps and his next invasion of Italy. Supported by means of infrequent illustrations and full-color unique paintings, this booklet is a shiny account of the improvement and operation of 1 of history's most unique "machines of warfare."

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The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis) by Raymond Davis

By Raymond Davis

No whole translation of the Latin textual content of the ebook of Pontiffs--the Liber Pontificalis of the Roman Church--exists in any language, even though the paintings is critical to scholars of overdue antiquity and the early center a long time; this publication offers an english model of the 1st 90 papal biographies, from St Peter right down to advert 715. those lives have been first compiled within the 6th century after which on a regular basis stated thus far. In them the reader will locate the curious mix of truth and legend which had come through the Ostrogothic interval to be authorized as historical past by means of the Church in Rome, and in addition the next documents maintained via to the early 8th century whereas Rome was once below Byzantine sovereignty. In no feel used to be the Liber Pontificalis an 'official' chronicle of those centuries, and there emerge in the course of the pursuits and prejudices of compilers who belonged, it kind of feels, to the decrease degrees of the papal administration.

For this re-creation the interpretation has been conscientiously emended, and in locations the underlying textual content has been reconsidered. Vignoli part numbers were additional, as within the translator's later volumes of the Liber Pontificalis (ttH thirteen and 20). the interpretation has been reset to tell apart extra basically the prestige and cost of additives to the traditional Liber Pontificalis textual content via varied style. there were revisions and extensions to either the word list and the bibliography, and fabric has been additional to Appendix three.

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When in Rome or Rio or Riyadh--: cultural Q&As for by Gwyneth Olofsson

By Gwyneth Olofsson

How does globalization at once impact you?More and extra careers this present day contain interacting with different cultures. not restricted to the ranks of best administration, this cross-cultural touch is affecting employees of all degrees. From the technician at the manufacturing facility ground to the client provider consultant to the CEO, we all will be in direct day-by-day touch with somebody from one other tradition, and this is able to create clash. writer Gwyneth Olofsson takes on those work-related intercultural matters and provides sensible recommendation in her publication, whilst in Rome or Rio or Riyadh.Cultural Q&As for profitable enterprise habit round the World.Drawing on 16 years of cultural education and enterprise consulting, Olofsson has amassed the cultural questions her scholars and enterprise trainees have requested so much and compiled them in short, to-the-point letters and solutions. mostly drawn from her column in Volvo's journal, international, she stocks solutions to burning questions about themes most sensible concerning the thirty-three nations with the biggest gross family product-those the place businesspeople are probably to be.Olofsson makes use of every one particular cultural query as a springboard to discover cultural commonalities and changes. She additionally presents worldwide Warnings for issues which are quite delicate in convinced cultures. After each one component of the ebook, she presents the basic cultural features of every of those international locations and issues out the similarities between them. while in Rome or Rio or Riyadh is a compelling, easy-to-use consultant for somebody who desires to steer clear of being blindsided by way of a cultural misstep.As regularly, Gwyneth Olofsson offers her counsel on easy methods to behave, costume, converse or write in a fashion every person can comprehend. while in Rome or Rio or Riyadh. will come in useful whenever you move on a work trip overseas, anyplace your vacation spot occurs to be. enterprise humans in every single place must have this booklet of their possession.-Christina Eide, vp, Volvo info know-how AB eventually, a really functional advisor for the foreign enterprise government on how you can live to tell the tale and prosper in numerous cultures! This publication could be within the 'essentials' equipment of all who go back and forth for work-or for pleasure.- Michael Pitfield, Director of overseas company, Henley administration collage whilst in Rome, or Rio, or Riyadh... takes a clean new method of the fundamental paintings of creating intercultural information, sensitivity and abilities. together with her artistic use of letters from thirty-three diversified nations, writer Gywneth Olofsson brings to the reader an miraculous array of cross-cultural conundrums, which she solves with readability, perception and humor. the place intercultural works have long ago tended both to resemble commute publications or, on the different severe, ponderous educational treatises, Ms. Olofsson's publication gives you the reader an illuminating, hugely readable trip into the realm of cross-cultural interactions that's instantly informative and beautifully wonderful. -Charles Bergman, Director, Asia-Pacific Meridian assets affiliates whilst in Rome or Rio or Riyadh. is a most dear ebook for enterprise tourists within the twenty first Century. It provides many helpful assistance, because of which I now comprehend (possibly too past due) the various errors i've got made some time past. -Philippe Divry, Senior Vice-President Renault VI Powertrain department while in Rome. is a successful blend of very helpful functional suggestion and very invaluable cultural insights. The letters layout is particularly enticing. And Ms. Olofsson seems to be an exceptional, a laugh author; you find yourself studying greater than you intended to, simply to linger in her company.-Craig Storti, Director, speaking throughout Cultures and writer, paintings of Crossing Cultures, Cross-Cultural Dialogues, Figuring Foreigners Out and talking of IndiaI learn whilst in Rome or Rio or Riyadh with my daughter, and although she is a college pupil and i am a coping with director, we either favored the genuine worth of this publication. because the variety of those who paintings and trip across the world is expanding speedily, all of us desire a publication like this - well-structured, down-to-earth and precious. -Pavel Baranov, coping with Director VSM crew, Moscow Ms Olofsson's adventure as a language and intercultural advisor shines during the pages. With a mix of humor, honesty and a capability to appreciate many of the extra idiosyncratic good points of other nationwide cultures, she has supplied a textual content which may still turn into crucial studying for a person hoping to do enterprise in another country, and certainly a person trying to comprehend greater humans from different cultures. -Mel learn, MEP ecu Parliament, East Midlands, united kingdom whilst in Rome or Rio or Riyadh. is a pleasant ebook to learn. It combines deep insights into universal daily cross-cultural studies with an engaging-almost visceral-style of narration. although it deals sensible information in Q&A layout, it isn't simply one other cultural etiquette e-book; analyzing this publication is like taking a perceptive trip, flitting throughout greater than thirty international locations. Ms. Olofsson has succeeded in giving a brand new intensity and intending to these daily issues of touch to a brand new culture-e.g., names, making dialog, operating day, desk speak, pertaining to, etc.-which shape the crux of cross-cultural event and interaction.-Dr. Madhukar Shukla Professor of OB & Strategic administration Xavier Labour family Institute, Jamshedpur, IndiaContentsCountry-by-Country ContentsIntroductionPart I: the 1st Steps1 Getting Acquainted2 creating a solid Impression3 consuming and consuming TogetherPart II: figuring out every one Other4 conversation and Language5 TimePart III: operating Together6 own Profiles7 Our Roles and Relationships8 paintings in a much wider PerspectiveBibliography

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Constantine: History, Historiography and Legend by Samuel N. C. Lieu, Dominic Montserrat

By Samuel N. C. Lieu, Dominic Montserrat

Constantine examines the reign of Constantine, the 1st Christian emperor and the founding father of Constantinople. From a number of angles: historic, historiographical and legendary. the amount examines the conditions of Constantine's reign and the ancient difficulties surrounding them, the various debts of Constantine's existence and the plethora of well known medieval legends surrounding the reign, to bare different visions and representations of the emperor from saint and customer of the Western church to imperial prototype. Constantine: historical past, Historiography and Legend provides a entire and arresting examine of this significant and debatable emperor.

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Late Roman Warlords (Oxford Classical Monographs) by Penny MacGeorge

By Penny MacGeorge

Past due Roman Warlords reconstructs the lives of a few of the lads who formed occasions within the ultimate debatable years of the Western Roman Empire through the 5th century advert. starting from the Balkans and Italy to northern France, this examine makes use of a variety of old proof, folklore, letters, poems, sermons, archaeology, and cash. fresh ancient theories are mentioned and new interpretations provided, together with how those warlords may perhaps throw gentle on post-Roman Britain.

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Rome at War: Farms, Families, and Death in the Middle by Nathan Rosenstein

By Nathan Rosenstein

Historians have lengthy asserted that in and after the Hannibalic battle, the Roman Republic's have to conscript males for long term army provider helped lead to the death of Italy's small farms and that the distress of impoverished electorate then turned gas for the social and political conflagrations of the past due republic. Nathan Rosenstein demanding situations this declare, exhibiting how Rome reconciled the wishes of struggle and agriculture through the center republic. the major, Rosenstein argues, lies in spotting the severe function of kin formation. by means of studying versions of households' wishes for agricultural exertions over their existence cycles, he exhibits that households usually had a surplus of manpower to fulfill the calls for of army conscription. Did, then, Roman imperialism play any position within the social concern of the later moment century B.C.? Rosenstein argues that Roman war had serious demographic results that experience long gone unrecognized through past historians: heavy army mortality ironically helped maintain a dramatic bring up within the birthrate, eventually resulting in overpopulation and landlessness.

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Byzantium, Britain & the West: The Archaeology of Cultural by Anthea Harris

By Anthea Harris

The legacy of the overdue Roman western empire laid the rules for relationships that constructed and persisted throughout the fifth to seventh century. Harris considers the function and effect of the Byzantine east within the west, following the fragmentation of the Roman Empire, to be either major and functional. during this publication, she discusses facets of political international relations, exchange and alternate, the function of the church, and the effect of the east as obvious in royal tombs, textiles, and gold cash.

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